Category Archives: elders in the Church

The Hypocritical Dead Church pt. 2

Don’t miss the five potential killers of vibrant congregations and the five-fold path to spiritual renewal. Continue reading

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The hypocritical dead Church, pt. 1

You have a name that you are alive, but you are dead.  Continue reading

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Friendship between the friends of Jesus of Nazareth

How can God entrust great things to one who will not thankfully receive from Him the little things? Continue reading

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Peter’s Sin and Redemption

He’s not ashamed of us or our sin because he died for our sin. And if Jesus was ashamed of his people who sin, he wouldn’t have any people—for we all sin. Continue reading

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Encountering God in Church

Do we want people walking out of Church saying, “That was pretty cool.” or “It didn’t even feel like Church”?  Continue reading

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Do not give dogs what is sacred

Dogs? Pigs? Sacred things? Jesus used an illustration to forbid wasting something valuable on an undeserving object. Yet it’s not immediately clear what shouldn’t be wasted and on whom.  Continue reading

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Antagonist alert (13 red flags)

The presence of one or more red flags does not guarantee that you are dealing with an antagonist. But it will give you fair warning to exercise caution. Continue reading

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The body matters to God

7 truths to remind us that the body matters to God. Continue reading

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Are you too worried about offending others?

Are there times when we should expect offenses and actually understand them to be appropriate and necessary?  Continue reading

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Nine things to know about widows

wise words of advice for those who care. Continue reading

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